PD Dr. Christine Weinbach, 2016-2017
Christine Weinbach is now a private lecturer at the University Potsdam. She is a sociologist with a particular interest in the relevance and shape of expectations concerning gender and difference in the functionally differentiated society. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Bielefeld in 2001, for a thesis in which she introduced the category of gender into the systems theory of Niklas Luhmann. In 2013, she was awarded her habilitation from the University of Potsdam on the basis of a number of articles dealing with ascriptive categories in the political system of the functionally differentiated society. During the last few years, she has focused on questions pertaining to the social organization of difference in public institutions. The implementation of gender mainstreaming, as well as the concept of employability into German job centers, are taken as exemplary cases.